Production holdups for Tesla's Model 3 electric sedan are translating into delivery delays for many would-be owners, new reports indicate. It all starts with a couple of Russian astronauts enjoying some quiet time on the space station when the obnoxious Starman drives by in his Tesla Roadster, top down and music blasting from its speakers. The company is in a unique position to own the electric auto segment if they can deliver soon.
So, these two anonymous space tourists are going to have to wait a little longer for their moonshot. With the successful launch, the Heavy became the most powerful rocket flying today.
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Having overshot its planned Mars orbit, Elon Musk's cherry red roadster is hurtling on in space towards the asteroid belt nearer Jupiter. On Wednesday, Musk reiterated Tesla's most recent guidance, saying Tesla plans to be making 10,000 Model 3s per month by the end of the first quarter and 20,000 per month by the end of the second quarter. Total loss for fiscal 2017 was $2.24 billion, nearly tripling the loss in 2016. They say he "showed the entire world it was possible", and by that they mean it's OK to throw stuff into space. It was Tesla's biggest-ever quarterly loss. Its net loss increased to $675.4 million, or $4.01 per share, for the fourth quarter ended December 31 from $121.3 million, or 78 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier. I made the reservation of the Model 3 in Munich Germany on March 31st, 2016. The rocket can compensate for a few engine failures - it can even reach orbit with as many as six dead engines.
Musk admitted this week: "Module production is the limiting factor in Model 3 production, which is ironic because that should be the thing we're best at". All those doubts evaporated in our minds with just one launch and one striking red auto "driving" in space.Some have likened this moment - or at least the approaching day of humans boarding a spacecraft to Mars - to the days that followed Columbus' discovery of the New World, when the European powers rushed to gain a foothold in the new continent and make important strategic and economic gains.
The department tasked with pulling that off will now be reporting directly to the CEO after Lyft Inc. hired away Jon McNeill, who had been president of global sales and service at Tesla and an influential figure at the company. The information was posted in Tesla's financial results and shareholder letter. According to Shu, the worldwide public quotation is more than US$30,000 per kilogram.